Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

Girl, Serpent, Thorn by Melissa Bashardoust 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 There was and there was not. So begins the story of Soraya, a princess cursed to kill all she touches. Hidden away in her own palace, she longs for human contact, for friends and the touch of a lover. When her twin brother the shah becomes engaged to … Continue reading Book Review: Girl, Serpent, Thorn

12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Last week I highlighted four (I know there are more but my brain is just toast right now) adult queer science fiction releases from September to November. Despite having a strong start to 2020 and a hella queer August (Harrow and The Space Between Worlds, among others), YA SFF-land has gotten a whole lot gayer. … Continue reading 12 Upcoming Queer YA SFF Releases

Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. I didn't start reviewing most of what I read until … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books I Loved but Never Reviewed

Double Review: Blackout and All Clear

Caution: Spoilers (kinda) Abound! Blackout and All Clear by Connie Willis 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 Oxford, 2060. Time travel is real. It's possible—but it's a well kept secret among the time-traveling historians. However, there's something hinky going on with the drop points. Historians are slipping hours, days, sometimes weeks from their scheduled points, and it's getting worse during … Continue reading Double Review: Blackout and All Clear

Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020

There are a bunch of fantastic-looking SFF novels coming out this fall, with releases from the hottest up-and-comers in SFF: P. Djèlí Clark, Alix E Harrow and K Eason, plus releases from old favorites—CL Polk, Yoon Ha Lee, VE Schwab and Rebecca Roanhorse. I'll probably do a post to highlight my most anticipated adult SFF … Continue reading Upcoming Queer SFF, Sep-Nov 2020

Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Colors in the Title

Top Ten Tuesday was created by The Broke and the Bookish in June of 2010 and was moved to That Artsy Reader Girl in January of 2018. It was born of a love of lists, a love of books, and a desire to bring bookish friends together. This week's challenge is books with colors in the title! … Continue reading Top Ten Tuesday: Books With Colors in the Title

Book Review: FINNA

Finna by Nino Cipri 🌺🌺🌺🌺/5 A grandmother goes to fake IKEA and accidentally stumbles into an interdimensional portal. Two employees (and exes), upon learning that this is kinda a thing at this place and that budget cuts have removed the highly trained retrieval teams designed for such things, are voluntold to go retrieve her. This … Continue reading Book Review: FINNA